Random Thought Tuesday...
I've been thinking a lot about travel today. Our last trip was to Colorado for my cousin's wedding and to spend some time in Rocky Mountain National Park. I hadn't been to RMNP before, and it was just fantastic! It had snowed shortly before we arrived (early June) and it was great to be hiking in snow in late Spring.
Melissa and I love to travel - and with technology and a fantastic team, I can be in other places, experiencing nature & culture, and still be connected if necessary. When we were in Costa Rica in March, I monitored portfolios, answered client questions, paid the businesses' bills and ran payroll. Neill, Kerry and Leesa are the best teammates I have ever worked with! And when they travel, we fill in for each other and have each others' backs.
It's now time to start planning next year's Costa Rica trip and I'm looking forward to catching up with friends, making new ones, playing some beach volleyball and experiencing life down there again. What I've learned in our travels down to Central America is that there is a much different pace. Back here in the states, there is an expectation of busy-ness. If you're not busy, then there must be something wrong with you. It's not like that in Costa Rica. People are present, intentional and happy. Can't wait to be back!
I write a lot about EVs. Yes, I think they (and battery technology) are game-changers. I was on the Tesla website on Sunday and they actually have a section for used cars. It looks like you can save as much as 50% over a new Model S. I'm finding this very intriguing and will continue to keep an eye on what they have available. I really look forward to going all-electric - and since we have 6 kw of solar at the house (Thank you Sundance Power), and Melissa drives a Chevy Volt, we could be driving on pure sunshine!
And finally...Most of you know that volleyball has been an important part of my life since I was about 12 playing on the beach at Rushford Lake in NY. After playing some college ball, I ended up playing on a great bar-league team that was as good as any college team out there - their nickname was 'the trees," and at 6'3", I was one of the shorter players. The last time I won a league championship was with that team in about 1995.
Last night my team won the the Asheville city league summer championship. 22 years between championships. I'm smiling today - it's the little victories!